Cant access "Quick Settings" or "Notification Center"

agon024

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OS: Windows 11 Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.194)

Just ran the official upgrade from MS and was previously on Windows 10. But with this new version I am unable to click the option in the bottom corner on the task bar to bring up "Quick Settings" or "Notification Center". Even the shortcut keys "windows + A" and "windows + N" doesn't bring up the menus. I have tried restarting after windows was completely finished.

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Anyone know what is happening?
 
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Have you tried restarting explorer.exe in task manager, if file explorer is not open, you scroll all the way down to "Windows Explorer", right click and press restart.
 

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Can you try going to notifications settings in Windows Settings and turning on focus assist?
 

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I tried that and it didn't change anything.
I see, I not on Windows 11 so not sure how to help, just giving you solutions I found online. Hope someone else can help. @Bree can you help? Sorry for the ping
 

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@Bree can you help? Sorry for the ping
That's fine by me, no need to apologise....
I've not had that problem on any of my machines, but I'll see if I can help.

I am unable to click the option in the bottom corner on the task bar to bring up "Quick Settings" or "Notification Center". Even the shortcut keys "windows + A" and "windows + N" doesn't bring up the menus.

I notice that in your screenshot the time/date/notification combo is highlighted as a lighter shade of grey, normal behaviour when I hover over mine. Does the highlight follow you if you move the cursor to the sound/network/battery combined box? Or is the highlight unresponsive too? Do you see the expected pop-up when you hover over either of them?

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What happens if you right-click on them? You should see links to their respective settings.

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I notice that in your screenshot the time/date/notification combo is highlighted as a lighter shade of grey, normal behaviour when I hover over mine. Does the highlight follow you if you move the cursor to the sound/network/battery combined box? Or is the highlight unresponsive too? Do you see the expected pop-up when you hover over either of them?
Ya, I can hover over the other icons and the highlight follows. When I right click the icons I get the "right click" menu like I normally should.
 

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Ya, I can hover over the other icons and the highlight follows. When I right click the icons I get the "right click" menu like I normally should.
Then they appear to be installed correctly and (partially) working as they should. Does a left click work as expected every where else? If not I'd look at your mouse/touchpad drivers.

@Brink may be working on a tutorial to reset and reregister these two taskbar items....
 

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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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    1TB HDD
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    Edge, Firefox
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    Defender
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
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    Defender
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Then they appear to be installed correctly and (partially) working as they should. Does a left click work as expected every where else? If not I'd look at your mouse/touchpad drivers.
Yes the mouse functions properly everywhere else even in Photoshop and Illustrator.

I have tried 4 different mice (wired, 2 usb, bluetooth) and the trackpad. I even hooked up my Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and it won't open them either. So its deffinetly not the mouse drivers.
 

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Just an update to this thread, I created a test account and the quick settings work perfectly fine but will not work on my long existing account.
 

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